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Tape loading mechanism initialisation error [NV-GS11eg]

Hi, the problem is in the tape loading mechanism so when I put the camcorder "ON" the tape try to eject even the door closed, and the message "press reset button" appear and if I open it then put "on" it will eject and load infinitely even no tape in. the only way to operate the cam is to insert a tape, close the door, let it try to eject (with the door closed), so when the message "press reset button" appear I press reset then record few seconds and the camcord is ready for the session, but the problem reappear after power off-on but this is just a trick I have discovered. so how to fix this problem, at seems the camcorder did not recognise if a tape is in or not thanks

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It is on the Right hand side of the camera, just underneath the finger grip. Next to the Auto|Manual Fucus button... about 2 cm to the right.

Hope that helps

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Lost driver software for Panasonic NV-MX500 Camcorder.

OMG, took me forever to find the driver, contacted the support centre who told me I had to pay $25 just to get it on CD

Finally found it by doing a 'round-a-bout' search
navigate to support and downloads then type in "NVMX" and select 'software driver' scroll down the page till you come to NVMX50. Should be two downloads there, one the driver the other the audio update.

After installing this on my new dell pc, it was able to identify the camera and webcam... HOWEVER although I can get webcam to work via messenger, my mic is no longer working??? even after the audio update so go figure??? I use to be able to use the mic on skype before downloading this... what a pain

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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This error indicates a cassette mechanism malfunction.
It happens usually when you don't operate the camecorder for long time leaving the cassette inside and the battery attached.
Open the cassette housing and nock GENTLY with your finger tip
on the cassette cabinet (particularly on the position marked "push") until
the cassette is released.
Push on the right place (marked "push") to close and then close the
cassette housing.
Operate the cassette (play, fast forward/backward).
Repeat the above steps several times until the problem is gone.
Advise: Remove the battery and cassette when leaving the camecorder for long period without being operated, and store the camcorder in a dust/humidity protected place.
Hope this can help.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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